Richard S. Longbine

Richard was a strong willed and passionate man. He loved his wife and children with everything he had. His passion didn’t stop there though - he lived for his career as a trucker. He was dedicated and extremely hard working. He had the utmost respect for his bosses and would have even been tempted to put in a half days work on his own wedding day had Janice not intercepted the call from his boss!

Richard wasn’t always all work and no play. In the little time he took off from work, he could be found at tractor pulls and truck shows all over, even as far as Louisville for the “mecca” of truck shows with his brothers and nephews. He also spent every day he could at the fair, trying different foods and talking to people. He loved getting to know new people and could carry on a conversation all day with a complete stranger. He was friendly, approachable, and well-liked by everyone he met.

Please take a Tractor Pull ticket to remember Richard and all the great times he spent with friends and family.

Richard Seymour Longbine of Blasdell, NY on Friday December 1, 2017 at ECMC at age 74. He was born August 24, 1943 in Lackawanna, New York, the son of the late Seymour and Esther (Dennies) Longbine. Richard was an avid truck driver, a graduate of Frontier High School in Hamburg, New York, and served in the army in his younger years. He was a member of Good Shepherd Community of Faith. Survivors include his wife, Janice (Letina) whom he married November 7, 1987; two daughters Shelby and Katelyn, both of Hamburg; three sisters, Elaine (Raymond) Hilderbrandt and Jane (James) Johnson both of Hamburg, New York and Nancy (Gregory) Pikul, San Diego, California; two brothers, Robert (Debra) Longbine of Derby, New York and David (Cheryl) Longbine of Orchard Park, New York; predeceased by a late sister, Ann (Dennis) Coulter; 17 nieces and 16 nephews. Friends will be received 3-8 PM, Thursday, at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd., Hamburg (Crnr Rte 5 & Camp Rds) 716-627-2919, where a Memorial Service will be held 10 AM, Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Community of Faith, in his memory. Online condolences at